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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2008

Absolutely fantastic place to stay. Our stay was so relaxing we didn't want to leave. We stayed 2 nights and had the dinner on the first night. The 4 course dinner was amazing to say the least, and would definitely recommend it to anyone staying here. The hosts are so friendly and make you feel at home, plus the little... More 

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Australia
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Reviewed 12 July 2008

I can't believe the Chalet Eiger has a 5 star rating. We got a reduced price via wotif.com.au and were given the hard word when we arrived from the owners that "you get what you paid for" . Well we paid $245 per night and got the ground floor room near the garage with no bath or tv. I suggest... More 

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eigerTaupo, ownwer/operator at Chalet Eiger, responded to this review

We are operating our Lodge for over 3 years and we always had lovely and interesting guests and we very much enjoyed their company. We were warned from other operators that one day we will get also a unpleasant guest. And this happened this time. It arrived unexpectedly and hit us fully. We completely forgot that people can be aggressive,... More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2008

My wife and I spent 2 wonderful nights in February 2008 at this magic house built by the charming hosts Hea Min and Emil with every little detail taken care of down to the different programmed lighting moods in the bedroom and the luxurious bathrooms.The setting is superb with fantastic views over Lake Taupo from this lovely elevated position.We had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2007

Lovely house, great views, fantastic hosts and fabulous food - can recommend Chalet Eiger to everyone.

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San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 19 November 2007

Chalet Eiger was the best experience we had in New Zealand. Emil and Hea Min were outstanding hosts--they not only helped us navigate our way through the sights of New Zealand, they also took great care of us. Their home is gorgeous. It has a beautiful view of Lake Taupo and allows you to really enjoy the serene country side.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2007

We were lucky enough to stay for four nights at Chalet Eiger on our month long trip round NZ and they were fabulouse. Our hosts Emil and Hei Min have the most beutiful home in an amazing location above Acacia Bay looking over the lake to Taupo and Mt Taughara. The rooms are modern, immaculately clean, superbly comfortable and with... More 

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Ettlingen
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Reviewed 7 October 2006

We were spending our holidays from 1st week of February 2006 in NZ and stay the entire time in the wonderful situated Chalet Eiger with million-Dollar-View on the lake taupo ant Mount taughara which I painted (watercolor) a number of times. From Chalet Eiger as our base residence we made excursions to the sites of New Zealand, White Island, wellington... More 

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Surrey, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2006

Recently stayed in Chalet Eiger and would certainly agree with the first review. Fabulous hosts, excellent quality rooms, wonderful views, good food and certainly one of the nicest places I have stayed – it felt more like a home rather than a hotel Thoroughly enjoyable…

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London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2006

Chalet Eiger, Lake Taupo New Zealand I recently stayed in Chalet Eiger ( we had looked at Huka Lodge amongst a few but were not inspired by the prices). We have stayed in many top hotels (Hayman,Australia, One Aldwych, London etc etc) but we have to say this is one of our favourites and hence I decided to write it... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chalet Eiger offers luxury accommodation in a tranquil environment with lake and mountain views. Chalet Eiger’s location makes it perfectly situated for easy access to the many activities in the surrounding area. The gourmet, internationally-influenced cuisine utilizes home grown and locally sourced organic produce with an excellent selection of Old and New World wines. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chalet Eiger

Address: 534 Gillespie Place | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $380 - $437 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Chalet Eiger 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“All the rooms are fantastic!”
 of 5 bubbles jennyav2015, 31 Dec 2015 | Read review
“There are only 4 - leave it to Emil to choose for you once you tell him what you want.”
 of 5 bubbles Tuppy2011, 10 May 2013 | Read review
“Just do it”
 of 5 bubbles MikeandJanW, 4 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Ask for the Ruepehu room for its wonderful spa eb.”
 of 5 bubbles Christowel, 29 Apr 2011 | Read review
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